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29th Mar '16 6:45:26 AM cdrood
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** Prior to that, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system.
2nd Feb '16 3:25:33 AM Adept
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* ''{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less {{justified|Trope}} in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]

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* ''{{Blame}}'' ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less {{justified|Trope}} in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]
11th Jan '16 6:18:48 AM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]'', the throne room of the Agatean emperor is described as indicating to all viewers "look at me, I can afford to waste all this space". This is {{lampshaded}} in descriptions of Death's residence, which the AnthropomorphicPersonification forgot to make the same size on the inside and the outside. Death made the rooms in his house into mile-long cubes (from the outside it's quite a normal size for a house), but because this is such a mind-boggling size for a room, humans like Albert (Death's housekeeper) mentally blot out the excess space, arranging the necessary furnishings on little patches of floor the size of normal rooms. As Death's residence isn't a part of the real world, this mental block works so well that Albert can step through the door of Death's office and ''instantly'' appear on the patch of carpet in the vast chamber's center, never actually setting foot on the intervening half-mile of floor.

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* ''Literature/Discworld'':
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In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]'', ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', the throne room of the Agatean emperor is described as indicating to all viewers "look at me, I can afford to waste all this space". space".
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This is {{lampshaded}} in descriptions of Death's residence, which the AnthropomorphicPersonification forgot to make the same size on the inside and the outside. Death made the rooms in his house into mile-long cubes (from the outside it's quite a normal size for a house), but because this is such a mind-boggling size for a room, humans like Albert (Death's housekeeper) mentally blot out the excess space, arranging the necessary furnishings on little patches of floor the size of normal rooms. As Death's residence isn't a part of the real world, this mental block works so well that Albert can step through the door of Death's office and ''instantly'' appear on the patch of carpet in the vast chamber's center, never actually setting foot on the intervening half-mile of floor.floor.
** In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', it is noted that Lancre Castle, home to a small royal family and handful of servants, is about the same size as Lancre Town, which contains a hundred cottages, and no-one really knows why.
22nd Sep '15 8:10:10 AM ChronoLegion
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** Note that this mainly applies to larger ships (superdreadnoughts, dreadnoughts, maybe battlecruisers), since the Battle Fleet has a more ceremonial/intimidation role. The Frontier Fleet ''has'' engaged in numerous localized conflicts, which is why its (smaller) ships are actually more cutting edge. Still no comparison to Manticore, though.
18th Sep '15 5:13:19 AM jormis29
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* In GRR Martin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Alchemists' Guild has a grand hall filled with green wildfire torches. Tyrion notes that the hall is only used to impress visitors and all the torches will be extinguished as soon as he leaves.

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* In GRR Martin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Alchemists' Guild has a grand hall filled with green wildfire [[GreekFire wildfire]] torches. Tyrion notes that the hall is only used to impress visitors and all the torches will be extinguished as soon as he leaves.
7th Sep '15 9:55:12 AM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', both Corpus and Grinner starships have absurdly large interior passageways, though part of that comes from them being at [[MileLongShip least a kilometer long]]. Even the smallest corridor in a Corpus vessel is large enough to drive a small truck through, and seemingly BottomlessPits are common. Gameplay wise, the hugeness is justified to prevent the third person camera from freaking out and to allow LeParkour.
24th Aug '15 12:04:49 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]

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* ''{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]



* Kim's house in the the second ''GhostInTheShell'' movie includes several large rooms including an enormous Music box style room and a great hall that appears to be outdoors. It's left deliberately ambiguous whether it's a real place or completely in virtual world.

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* Kim's house in the the second ''GhostInTheShell'' movie ''Anime/GhostInTheShell Innocence'' includes several large rooms including an enormous Music box style room and a great hall that appears to be outdoors. It's left deliberately ambiguous whether it's a real place or completely in virtual world.
22nd Aug '15 11:20:08 AM DragonQuestZ
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Note that "Unnecessarily" is in the title for a reason. If there is an actual practical need for it to be that large, it doesn't count. The Galactic Senate building, in ''Franchise/StarWars'', is not an example, because it's obviously to hold all of the senators from the many sectors of the Republic, sort of like a sports stadium. Neither is the Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida. It's large enough to have clouds form inside it on humid days, but it does have the purpose of building rockets, which need that much space.

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Note that "Unnecessarily" is in the title for a reason. If there is an actual practical need for it to be that large, it doesn't count. The Galactic Senate building, in ''Franchise/StarWars'', is not an example, because it's obviously to hold all of the senators from the many sectors of the Republic, sort of like a sports stadium. Neither is the RealLife Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida. It's large enough to have clouds form inside it on humid days, but it does have the purpose of building rockets, which need that much space.
22nd Aug '15 8:03:02 AM HeraldAlberich
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Note that "Unnecessarily" is in the title for a reason. If there is an actual practical need for it to be that large, it doesn't count. The Galactic Senate building, in ''StarWars'', is not an example, because it's obviously to hold all of the senators from the many sectors of the Republic, sort of like a sports stadium. Neither is the Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida. It's large enough to have clouds form inside it on humid days, but it does have the purpose of building rockets, which need that much space.

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Note that "Unnecessarily" is in the title for a reason. If there is an actual practical need for it to be that large, it doesn't count. The Galactic Senate building, in ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', is not an example, because it's obviously to hold all of the senators from the many sectors of the Republic, sort of like a sports stadium. Neither is the Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida. It's large enough to have clouds form inside it on humid days, but it does have the purpose of building rockets, which need that much space.



* Occurs throughout the ''StarWars'' series:
** Huge, tall shafts in the Death Star in ''A New Hope''. They're practically BottomlessPits. The {{Novelisation}} by Creator/AlanDeanFoster attempts to HandWave them as being part of the Death Star's ventilation system.
** The cavernous core of Cloud City in ''The Empire Strikes Back''. Note that if you wanted to have an actual "Cloud City" in a gas giant's (or rather Venus-like) atmosphere, this would be the way to go -- basically, you would have the whole city as one huge airship floating far above the surface with little work needed to maintain it (and without explosive decompression/implosive? compression if you get a rupture in the hull, not to mention not having to use such strong materials in the first place). Obviously though, Cloud City from SW wasn't built like this (open views and active propulsion to maintain altitude)...
** TheBridge of the Republic cruisers in the first ''[[StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' series.
** The hangar bay next to the Senate building (Where Anakin and Obi-Wan land after rescuing Palpatine) in ''Revenge of the Sith''.

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* Occurs throughout the ''StarWars'' series:
''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise:
** Huge, tall shafts in the both Death Star Stars in ''A New Hope''.''Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. They're practically BottomlessPits. The first film's {{Novelisation}} by Creator/AlanDeanFoster attempts to HandWave them as being part of the Death Star's ventilation system.
** The cavernous core of Cloud City in ''The Empire Strikes Back''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. Note that if you wanted to have an actual "Cloud City" in a gas giant's (or rather Venus-like) atmosphere, this would be the way to go -- basically, you would have the whole city as one huge airship floating far above the surface with little work needed to maintain it (and without explosive decompression/implosive? compression if you get a rupture in the hull, not to mention not having to use such strong materials in the first place). Obviously though, Cloud City from SW ''SW'' wasn't built like this (open views and active propulsion to maintain altitude)...
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** TheBridge of the Republic cruisers in the first ''[[StarWarsCloneWars ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' series.
** The hangar bay next to the Senate building (Where Anakin and Obi-Wan land after rescuing Palpatine) in ''Revenge of the Sith''.''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.



* An Imperial officer in the XWingSeries meets the current head of the Empire in her quarters and lampshades this when he sees that they are both spacious and quite spartan, not ornate or filled with expensive stuff like he'd have thought. He then realizes that on Coruscant, a densely packed planet-wide city, having a lot of wasted space is a good way to show off your wealth, power, and prestige.

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* An Imperial officer in the XWingSeries ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' meets the current head of the Empire in her quarters and lampshades this when he sees that they are both spacious and quite spartan, not ornate or filled with expensive stuff like he'd have thought. He then realizes that on Coruscant, a densely packed planet-wide city, CityPlanet, having a lot of wasted space is a good way to show off your wealth, power, and prestige.



* In a similar vein, alien characters in [[Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse Star Trek]] novels are often struck by how roomy, well-lit, and ''carpeted'' Federation vessels are. Reactions vary, but the visitors tend to be either a) [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy amused]] by the humans wasting their space and power on such things, b) [[BenevolentAlienInvasion relieved]] that they're doing that and not putting more guns on the ships instead, or c) [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant worried]] that they might ''stop''.

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* In a similar vein, alien characters in [[Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse ''[[Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse Star Trek]] Trek]]'' novels are often struck by how roomy, well-lit, and ''carpeted'' Federation vessels are. Reactions vary, but the visitors tend to be either a) [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy amused]] by the humans wasting their space and power on such things, b) [[BenevolentAlienInvasion relieved]] that they're doing that and not putting more guns on the ships instead, or c) [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant worried]] that they might ''stop''.



** The dormitory buildings for Year 8 students are reasonably-sized--but they are located inside another building, [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=309 so much larger that the floor, ceiling, and walls are all shrouded in darkness]].

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** The dormitory buildings for Year 8 students are reasonably-sized--but reasonably-sized -- but they are located inside another building, [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=309 so much larger that the floor, ceiling, and walls are all shrouded in darkness]].



* The [[AncientRome Roman Empire]] positively adored this trope. As the first hardcore users of the monumental arch, the dome, concrete and other innovations that allowed for construction of mega-structures, they loved to show off their power by building structures with massively spacious interiors. Buildings like the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon and Hagia Sophia were designed specifically to awe people with vast, open, interior spaces. The Gothic Cathedral architecture mentioned above was itself inspired by Roman architecture.
* Italian dictator UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini had his visitors cross an excessively-large room to meet him as a psychological intimidation tactic ala [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo's office]].

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* The [[AncientRome [[UsefulNotes/AncientRome Roman Empire]] positively adored this trope. As the first hardcore users of the monumental arch, the dome, concrete and other innovations that allowed for construction of mega-structures, they loved to show off their power by building structures with massively spacious interiors. Buildings like the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon and Hagia Sophia were designed specifically to awe people with vast, open, interior spaces. The Gothic Cathedral architecture mentioned above was itself inspired by Roman architecture.
* Italian dictator UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini had his visitors cross an excessively-large room to meet him as a psychological intimidation tactic ala ''a la'' [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo's office]].



* The Leipzig Market Hall has two giant 68-meter diameter domes on top of an otherwise very basic, albeit large, hanger. Apparently they constituted a novel solution to the architectural problem of holding up such a large roof.
* [[{{UsefulNotes/Airships}} Rigid airships]] are mostly made up from voids - either hydrogen / helium filled for buoyancy, or just hangar-like space among hull trusses.

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* The Leipzig Market Hall has two giant 68-meter diameter domes on top of an otherwise very basic, albeit large, hanger.hangar. Apparently they constituted a novel solution to the architectural problem of holding up such a large roof.
* [[{{UsefulNotes/Airships}} Rigid airships]] are mostly made up from voids - -- either hydrogen / helium hydrogen/helium filled for buoyancy, or just hangar-like space among hull trusses.
20th Aug '15 2:01:27 PM Prfnoff
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* Gallaxhar's ship in ''MonstersVsAliens'' is, for no readily apparent reason, sized to fit a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever nearly 50 foot tall woman]]. The hanger bays have giant robots that need the room but the rest of the ship has a ridiculously spacious interior despite the fact that the corridors leading to it cannot fit the robots and it's doubtful "rampage by giant woman" was taken into account when the ship was built.

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* Gallaxhar's ship in ''MonstersVsAliens'' ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' is, for no readily apparent reason, sized to fit a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever nearly 50 foot tall woman]]. The hanger bays have giant robots that need the room but the rest of the ship has a ridiculously spacious interior despite the fact that the corridors leading to it cannot fit the robots and it's doubtful "rampage by giant woman" was taken into account when the ship was built.



* The underground chambers on Epsilon III in ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' were a deliberate {{homage}} to the Krell machine in ''ForbiddenPlanet''.

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* The underground chambers on Epsilon III in ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' were a deliberate {{homage}} to the Krell machine in ''ForbiddenPlanet''.''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''.



* You see this kind of thing ''everywhere'' in ''SecondLife'', in part because realistically-scaled rooms and corridors [[CameraScrew wreak havoc on camera position]].

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* You see this kind of thing ''everywhere'' in ''SecondLife'', ''VideoGame/SecondLife'', in part because realistically-scaled rooms and corridors [[CameraScrew wreak havoc on camera position]].



** In ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}: The Dark Project'':

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}: The Dark Project'':''VideoGame/ThiefTheDarkProject'':



* In ''VideoGame/{{Thief}} Gold'':
** In this version of "The Sword", the Brobdignag area (doesn't appear in the Dark Project version).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Thief}} Gold'':
** In this The ''[[UpdatedRerelease Thief Gold]]'' version of "The Sword", the Brobdignag area (doesn't appear in the Dark Project version).



* Played for laughs in ''[[FancyPantsAdventures The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 3]]'', where the king's bathtub is ridiculously enormous (king-sized, of course), being tall as the entire stage you're in.

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* Played for laughs in ''[[FancyPantsAdventures ''[[VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 3]]'', where the king's bathtub is ridiculously enormous (king-sized, of course), being tall as the entire stage you're in.
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